The Cycle for Life started on Wednesday 23rd September, after lunch.

The 14 cyclists had a lemon-drizzle cake, provided by CSF member, Jackie Smith, at the afternoon water stop.

The riders were happy to arrive at the bar in Saint-Savinien in time to avoid a drenching when the heavens opened.

On the second day, they rode through rain and arrived, mud-splattered, in Cognac.

Day 3

The third day started from Cognac, unfortunately with torrential rain.

The weather improved during the morning, resulting in a lovely ride through vineyards. As harvesting is still going on, the cyclists were certain that they could smell the grape juice!

They stopped for a picnic lunch within sight of the 13th century chateau at Vibrac.

An excellent day’s ride ended at Angoulême on the Charente river for a relaxing supper.

Last Day

The CSF Cycle Ride, edition 2020, began the final day at the Plan d’eau de la Grande Prairie. This 22 kilometer circular ride around Angoulême took place in better weather than the riders experienced earlier in the week.

It ended with a relaxed lunch prepared by Paula Cragg, President of the CSF Affiliate Dordogne-Ribèrac and members.

Thanks to all those who helped in this annual event – the only event that is run exclusively to provide vital funding for the work of CSF (National).

And especial thanks to the riders!

We hope to see you next year.

To view the gallery of pictures of the 2020 ride, click here.

September 2020